Việt Nam, UN sign cooperation framework for sustainable development

August, 12/2022 - 07:25
The cooperation framework is an agreement between the UN and Việt Nam to work together, highlighting joint commitment to achieving the key Sustainable Development Goals and national development priorities in the next five years.
UN Resident Coordinator to Việt Nam Pauline Tamesis (left) and Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng (right) at the framework signing ceremony. — VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the United Nations (UN) in Việt Nam yesterday signed the One Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation for the period 2022-2026.

The cooperation framework is an agreement between the UN and Việt Nam to work together, highlighting joint commitment to achieving the key Sustainable Development Goals and national development priorities in the next five years.

Addressing the event, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng said: “The framework was signed and delivered simultaneously with Việt Nam’s solutions to promote economic recovery after the pandemic, respond to climate change, and transition to a green, circular economy.

“This is a strategic guiding document for both UN and Vietnamese agencies to work on specific programmes and projects, identifying areas of more effective cooperation, phase out duplication, saving time and management costs of the stakeholders.”

He also acknowledged the crucial role of the UN in supporting Việt Nam in the country’s growth and integration in relation to global development.

The Vietnamese government and the UN have outlined four key development outcomes expected following the implementation of this framework, which are inclusive social development, climate change response, disaster resilience and environmental sustainability, shared prosperity through economic transformation, and governance and access to justice.

Pauline Tamesis, the UN Resident Coordinator to Việt Nam, said at the signing ceremony: “The principle of ‘leaving no one behind’ runs through the framework as the fundamental commitment of the UN in Việt Nam.

“I feel confident that we - who are present here today - are agents of change, ensuring that Việt Nam can tap into its adaptive, industrious and growing population to spur long-term sustainable development for all while protecting the planet.”

“Together, we can improve the way we utilise non-traditional resources, find innovative cost-sharing agreements, and team up with the private sector to bring about sustainable financing.”

The 2022 - 2026 One Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation was introduced following the completion of the 2017 - 2021 One Strategic Plan between the UN and Việt Nam.

Both are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, Việt Nam’s International Human Rights Commitments and the national socio-economic development plans and strategies in the respective periods. — VNS

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